draconian draconian  /dreɪ ˈkoʊ ni ən/


  • (adj) of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws


  1. The alternative, he said, is either a more draconian white regime or a Soviet-aligned revolution.
  2. Female-only dorms were erected, and if early rules for male students seemed harsh, the university guidelines for female co-eds were draconian.
  3. Faculty and students come out in unprecedented rallies against draconian cuts throughout the prestigious University of California system.


  1. Doomsday budget: Auburn council nixes pension smoothing, $1.7 million in cuts on horizon

    AUBURN | Doomsday. Draconian. Armageddon.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Auburn Citizen

  2. E3 2013: The Walking Dead DLC, Vita Bundle Announced

    It was easy to overlook the opening moments of Sony’s big E3 press conference last night. While the world was waiting for titles such as Final Fantasy XV and praying that Sony would not follow Microsoft’s draconian DRM scheme, Sony …
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WebProNews

  3. Sony E3 press briefing wrap-up live with Joystiq and Engadget

    Our News Editor Alexander Sliwinski and Engadget Senior Associate Editor Ben Gilbert have a difficult task. They have to break down every bombshell dropped during Sony's gasp-filled E3 press briefing . No draconian always-online policy? Used games that work just like ... used games? That price? It's going to be a loaded conversation. Watch it all live, right here, after the break! HPLEmbed.load ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Joystiq


  1. "I think it's a great decision. I think it's what the American people have been asking for, common-sense, basic things that are not Draconian or dramatic. Employer verification addresses the real problem and that is illegal employment," said...
    on Jan 5, 2004 By: Brian Bilbray Source: Newsday

  2. "In short, what we don't need is creating at the FDA a new draconian bureaucracy, since they're already overburdened and have more work than they know what to do with," said Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the top Republican on the House Energy and...
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: Joe Barton Source: Washington Post

  3. Dave Prentis, general secretary of Unison, said: "This is the most draconian budget in decades. This budget signals that the battle for Britain's public services has begun, with the government declaring war. Public-sector workers will be shocked and...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Dave Prentis Source: The Guardian

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